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Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Connecticut. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR

HARTFORD — Mark Boughton, the nine-term mayor of Danbury, is expected to announce another run for the GOP nomination for Connecticut governor. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

IT'S OK TO BE WHITE

ROCKVILLE — A Connecticut woman charged with trying to steal the notes of a right-wing commentator giving a speech titled "It's OK To Be White" may plead not guilty Tuesday. Catherine Gregory took papers from a lectern as Gateway Pundit writer Lucian Wintrich prepared to speak last month at the University of Connecticut. UPCOMING: 225 words by 2 p.m. Developing from 10 a.m. court appearance.

IN BRIEF:

— NEWTOWN LAWSUIT-SECURITY: A judge is weighing whether to dismiss a negligence lawsuit filed by the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting massacre against the town and its school district. SENT: 130 words.

— DOUBLE FATAL CRASH: Police say two people have died in a late-night car crash in Norwalk. Two vehicles were involved in the crash just after 10 p.m. Monday on Connecticut Avenue near the Darien town line. SENT: 130 words.

— OFFICER CHARGED-DUI: A Hartford police officer caught on camera using racial slurs while being arrested on a drunken driving charge has been fired from his department. SENT: 130 words.

— BURNED HOME-BODY: Authorities say a body has been found in a Connecticut home that burned. The body was found after the fire at the East Haddam home Monday afternoon was extinguished. SENT: 130 words.

SPORTS:

BKW--T25-UCF-UCONN

STORRS — The top-ranked UConn women go for their 100th consecutive regular-season win when the Huskies host UCF. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Developing from 7 p.m. start.

PATRIOTS-DEFENSE

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots defense struggled at times last season, but entered the postseason with the NFL's top scoring defense. New England's defense followed a similar trajectory in 2017 and again enters the playoffs with a top 5 scoring defense, despite dealing with various injuries, including a season-ending one to captain Dont'a Hightower. But they rank just 20th in rushing defense and face a Tennessee team in the divisional round averaging 118 yards per game on the ground. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m., with photos.

TITANS-SUPER MARIOTA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Just call him Marcus "Super" Mariota. The Titans' third-year quarterback is proving he will do anything to win, taking his play to a new level by catching his first touchdown pass in the postseason, running and even throwing a key block to move Tennessee into a divisional game at New England. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.

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